Ranking the Best UFC Fighters Who Have Never Won a Belt

The UFC has seen almost every legendary figure in modern MMA walk through their cage doors, but never every great fighter was good enough to win the ultimate prize in the sport…

The UFC has seen almost every legendary figure in modern MMA walk through their cage doors, but never every great fighter was good enough to win the ultimate prize in the sport…

Curtis Blaydes Wants Francis Ngannou If He Doesn’t Get Title Shot

Curtis Blaydes has seen his career propel in recent months. His recent third-round knockout of MMA legend Alistair Overeem has launched Blaydes into the title picture. Following his impressive victory, Blaydes clamored for a title shot, although, there…

Curtis Blaydes has seen his career propel in recent months. His recent third-round knockout of MMA legend Alistair Overeem has launched Blaydes into the title picture. Following his impressive victory, Blaydes clamored for a title shot, although, there is another bout he’d consider in the meantime. Blaydes has declared that if he is not given […]

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UFC 225 Continues Trend Of Poor PPV Numbers

The numbers are in, and they aren’t pretty. According to a report from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, UFC 225 — which took place last Saturday night at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and which featured a brilliant main event between mi…

The numbers are in, and they aren’t pretty. According to a report from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, UFC 225 — which took place last Saturday night at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and which featured a brilliant main event between middleweight studs Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero — did less than 150,000 pay-per-view […]

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UFC Rankings Update: Curtis Blaydes Soars Up Heavyweight List

Curtis Blaydes soared on the UFC rankings after his devastating stoppage over Alistair Overeem:

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The UFC rankings have been officially updated after last weekend’s (Sat., June 9, 2018) UFC 225 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and rising heavyweight star Curtis Blaydes has arrived as the biggest beneficiary.

‘Razor’ rose two spots to No. 2 for his devastating third-round TKO victory over former K-1, Strikeforce, and DREAM champion Alistair Overeem in the featured fight on the UFC 225 preliminary card. For the loss, Overeem fell from No. 2 to No. 4.

There were some small moves on the pound-for-pound list as well, with UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic overtaking the No. 2 pound-for-pound spot from Georges St-Pierre, while middleweight champ Robert Whittaker rose two spots to No. 11, pushing Tony Ferguson and Amanda Nunes down one spot apiece to Nos. 12 and 13, respectively.

The final significant movement came at 125 pounds, where rising potential title challenger Sergio Pettis rose three spots to the No. 2 spot himself after his close decision win over former title challenger Joseph Benavidez on the Fight Pass preliminary card of UFC 225, while ‘Joe B’ fell three spots to No. 4 following the loss.

Check out the fully updated rankings courtesy of UFC.com right here:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Stipe Miocic +1
3 Georges St-Pierre -1
3 Conor McGregor
5 Daniel Cormier
6 Max Holloway
7 TJ Dillashaw
8 Tyron Woodley
9 Khabib Nurmagomedov
10 Cris Cyborg
11 Robert Whittaker +2
12 Tony Ferguson -1
13 Amanda Nunes -1
14 Cody Garbrandt
15 Rose Namajunas

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Henry Cejudo +1
2 Sergio Pettis +3
3 Joseph Benavidez -2
4 Ray Borg -1
5 Jussier Formiga -1
6 John Moraga
7 Wilson Reis
8 Alexandre Pantoja
9 Brandon Moreno
10 Dustin Ortiz
11 Ben Nguyen
12 Matheus Nicolau
13 Tim Elliott
14 Deiveson Figueiredo
15 Magomed Bibulatov

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Cody Garbrandt
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Marlon Moraes
5 Jimmie Rivera
6 John Lineker
7 John Dodson
8 Aljamain Sterling
9 Pedro Munhoz +1
10 Cody Stamann +1
11 Rob Font +1
12 Thomas Almeida +1
13 Brett Johns +1
14 Alejandro Perez +1
15 Eddie Wineland *NR

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Brian Ortega
2 Jose Aldo
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Jeremy Stephens
5 Cub Swanson
6 Josh Emmett
7 Mirsad Bektic +4
8 Chan Sung Jung
9 Renato Moicano
10 Darren Elkins
11 Ricardo Lamas -4
12 Zabit Magomedsharipov
13 Myles Jury
14 Dooho Choi
15 Calvin Kattar

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Conor McGregor
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Eddie Alvarez
4 Dustin Poirier
5 Kevin Lee
6 Edson Barboza
7 Justin Gaethje
8 Nate Diaz
9 Michael Chiesa
10 Al Iaquinta
11 James Vick
12 Anthony Pettis
13 Alexander Hernandez
14 Paul Felder
15 Olivier Aubin-Mercier

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Colby Covington (Interim Champion) +3
2 Darren Till
3 Rafael Dos Anjos -2
4 Stephen Thompson -1
5 Robbie Lawler
6 Kamaru Usman
7 Demian Maia
8 Neil Magny
9 Jorge Masvidal
10 Santiago Ponzinibbio
11 Donald Cerrone
12 Gunnar Nelson
13 Leon Edwards
14 Alex Oliveira
15 Dong Hyun Kim

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Yoel Romero
2 Luke Rockhold
3 Chris Weidman
4 Kelvin Gastelum
5 Jacare Souza
6 Derek Brunson
7 David Branch
8 Brad Tavares
9 Lyoto Machida
10 Uriah Hall
11 Paulo Costa
12 Thiago Santos
12 Antonio Carlos Junior
14 Elias Theodorou
15 Krzysztof Jotko

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Alexander Gustafsson
2 Volkan Oezdemir
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Ilir Latifi
5 Jan Blachowicz
6 Jimi Manuwa
7 Mauricio Rua
7 Ovince Saint Preux
9 Corey Anderson
10 Misha Cirkunov
11 Dominick Reyes
12 Patrick Cummins
13 Tyson Pedro
14 Gadzhimurad Antigulov
15 Sam Alvey

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Stipe Miocic
1 Francis Ngannou
2 Curtis Blaydes +2
3 Alexander Volkov
4 Alistair Overeem -2
5 Derrick Lewis
6 Mark Hunt +1
7 Junior Dos Santos -2
8 Marcin Tybura
9 Tai Tuivasa +3
10 Aleksei Oleinik
11 Andrei Arlovski -2
12 Stefan Struve -1
13 Shamil Abdurakhimov
14 Justin Willis
15 Junior Albini

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
2 Jessica Andrade
3 Claudia Gadelha
4 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
5 Tecia Torres
6 Carla Esparza
7 Michelle Waterson
8 Felice Herrig
9 Tatiana Suarez
10 Cortney Casey
11 Alexa Grasso
12 Randa Markos
13 Nina Ansaroff
14 Joanne Calderwood
15 Angela Hill

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Nicco Montano
1 Valentina Shevchenko
2 Sijara Eubanks
3 Alexis Davis
4 Lauren Murphy
5 Katlyn Chookagian
6 Liz Carmouche
7 Barb Honchak
8 Roxanne Modafferi
9 Jessica-Rose Clark
10 Jessica Eye
11 Ashlee Evans-Smith
12 Andrea Lee
13 Mara Romero Borella
14 Paige VanZant
15 Gillian Robertson

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Holly Holm
2 Ketlen Vieira
3 Julianna Pena
4 Raquel Pennington
5 Germaine de Randamie
6 Cat Zingano
7 Marion Reneau
8 Sara McMann
9 Aspen Ladd
10 Bethe Correia
11 Lina Lansberg
12 Irene Aldana
13 Lucie Pudilova
14 Sarah Moras
15 Gina Mazany

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Alistair Overeem Breaks Silence Following Devastating KO Loss

What’s going to be next for The Reem?

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Alistair Overeem has now suffered two back-to-back devastating knockout losses at the hands of a pair of rising heavyweight prospects.

This past December Overeem was knocked out by Francis Ngannou in under two minutes after one of the biggest punches you’ll ever see connected on the Dutchman’s chin. After a six month layoff, Overeem returned to the Octagon in Chicago this past weekend (Sat. June 9, 2018).

He shared the Octagon with No. 4-ranked Curtis Blaydes. In the third round Blaydes was able to get the fight to the ground and unloaded some crushing elbows to Overeem’s skull that split him open and subsequently rendered him unconscious.

It was truly one of the most devastating finishes in recent UFC memory. Earlier today, the 38-year-old took to Instagram to comment on his defeat. Here’s what he had to say:

“The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart. I would like to thank you all for supporting me through thick and thin. Huge thanks to my team and everyone involved! I will be back, I always come back. Congrats to @razorblaydes265 on his big win and he has a great future in this sport. #ufc #ufc225 #willbeback”

Overeem has had over 60 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights. At this point in his career, it should be interesting to see what the former UFC heavyweight title challenger decides to do next.

After declaring that he will be back, who do you think Overeem should be paired up with in the Octagon next?

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Alistair Overeem Releases Statement After Nasty UFC 225 Loss

This past weekend in the headlining bout of the FS1 preliminary card for UFC 225 on pay-per-view (PPV), Alistair Overeem suffered a nasty third round knockout to Curtis Blaydes. Blaydes took Overeem down and delivered some razor sharp elbows that cut o…

This past weekend in the headlining bout of the FS1 preliminary card for UFC 225 on pay-per-view (PPV), Alistair Overeem suffered a nasty third round knockout to Curtis Blaydes. Blaydes took Overeem down and delivered some razor sharp elbows that cut open Overeem terribly before shutting his lights out. Just this past December, Overeem suffered […]

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